Advising: Who? What? When? Where?

Who? What? When? Where?Who are your Undergraduate Colleges Advisors?

Find out who your Undergraduate Colleges Advisors are by clicking here.

If you are part of the EOP, WISE, Honor’s College, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, or University Scholars programs, please click on the links for more information about their advising programs.

What does an Undergraduate Colleges Advisor do?

The Undergraduate Colleges are designed to support and develop the interests of students and assist them in taking advantage of the vast resources Stony Brook has to offer. Each Undergraduate College has assigned advisors who are available to help you make good decisions about a wide range of topics relevant to your academic success: course scheduling, academic goal setting, academic program decisions, explanation and interpretation of University policies, referral to University resources and more!

Where do I meet with an Undergraduate Colleges Advisor?

  1. Individual Advising Appointments: To make an appointment with and Undergraduate College Advisor, contact the Undergraduate Colleges Office at 631-632-4378. You can also see your College Advisor during their quad hours and walk-in hours.
  2. Advising Walk-In Hours: For quick questions and matters that require immediate attention, you should take advantage of the Undergraduate College walk-in hours. An advisor is available each day from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Undergraduate College Office, Room N3071 in the Melville Library. Students will be seen on a first come, first served basis.
  3. Late-Night Advising: Advisors are available in the evenings from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. The dates and advisors available varies from semester to semester and is based upon their availability. Evening advising hours can be found on the College Advisors page.

When Preparing for an Appointment

You should meet with your college advisor early and often to discuss your academic goals – not only before registration, but throughout the year. Follow these helpful tips to make sure your appointment is efficient and productive:

  • Think ahead! What would you like to discuss with your college advisor? Write down your questions and bring them with you.
  • Do some research – review the requirements for your major or area of interest in the Bulletin.Check the online Bulletin for the most up-to-date information.

Review your Degree Progress Report and your SBC objectives to keep track of your academic progress.